Detour time! So I quickly ducked behind some larger containers and trucks and figured I would simply go around to the front door of the hotel. When I passed back into the open, I found that the bear had decided to go in the same direction. So now I faced him at 15 to 20 feet ahead, and heading in my direction. He seemed a lot more interested in sniffing the ground than in running after me, so I just bolted across his path and ran into the front door of the hotel. Then he sauntered on across the street over to the airport. Later I got a call from the Flight Service Station advising that he had just been chased out of their parking lot. So, since I work there, I decided to drive to work instead of walking like I usually do. I brought my camera but was not blessed with another sighting of him. He was a beauty too. I hope I do see him again, and have my camera with me, and am in a safe place!
A couple of pictures taken by DOT right outside of the Flight Service Station building.